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Greenpeace scientist Dr. Rianne Teule measures radioactive levels of a device from the nearby Tuwaitha nuclear facility. The device, abandoned on a roadside, contains yellow powder that is 1000 times background levels of radiation.

 

We are calling for a full assessment of the situation at Tuwaitha and other nuclear sites in Iraq. Find out what we discovered on our trip in June and July 2003.

One member of the Iraq team writes, "How do you tell someone they can't stay in their own home anymore? How do you look someone in the eye when you know that what little they have, they should abandon, even though they have nowhere else to go? We had to do that today. Another day looking for nightmares, another day finding them..."

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Ships for Scrap: Steel and Toxic Wastes for Asia

Publication | 1 March, 1999 at 0:00

The health and environmentalhazards in recipient statesA fact-finding mission to theIndian shipbreaking yards in Alangand Bombay

Greenpeace informs public about GE in food

Image | 25 February, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace informs public about GE in food. "True Food Campaign".

Greenpeace action at Hong Kong Toys and Games

Image | 11 January, 1999 at 1:00

Greenpeace action at Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair '99, against use of PVC in toys.

Corals are also threatened by rising temperatures

Image | 8 January, 1999 at 0:00

Corals are also threatened by rising temperatures. Around 30% of corals and coral communities will suffer from a 3°C rise in average global temparatures.

Library photo of the SV Rainbow Warrior in

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Library photo of the SV Rainbow Warrior in the North Sea 1999

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Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Close-up of black Mountain Gorilla baby holding leaves.

Male gorilla seated in shrubs

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Male gorilla seated in shrubs, smaller gorilla visible in background.

Ship being scrapped at Alang shipbreaking

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Ship being scrapped at Alang shipbreaking yard

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

Workers at Alang shipbreaking yard

western lowland gorilla

Image | 1 January, 1999 at 1:00

western lowland gorilla

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